The Division of Genetics is active in providing
patient care as well as education and research.

Clinical Care Services

We see patients at the Augusta University Ambulatory Care Center, as well as the Augusta University Children's Medical Center, and in a network of outreach clinics held in Athens, Savannah and Waycross, Georgia. This Section has also been a national leader in providing clinical genetic outreach using Telemedicine throughout the State since 1995. Our services include identifying, treating and preventing genetic diseases and birth defects in children, as well as in adults, and providing genetic risk assessment and counseling for cancer genetics. We provide genetic services in multidisciplinary clinics at MCG, including the Craniofacial Clinic, Hemophilia Clinic, Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Clinic. Specific areas of clinical expertise include Syndrome Identification, Neurofibromatosis, Idiopathic Hemihypertrophy and Hypomelanosis of Ito. The Division has an outstanding Cytogenetics laboratory, which performs standard cytogenetics, as well as molecular cytogenetic testing and has the capability of performing many molecular diagnostic tests.


Carolyn Lovell





Carolyn Lovell, MAT, MS, CGC
Genetic Screening


Educational activities include teaching in the 3rd year medical school Pediatrics clinical rotation (PED 5000), as well as offering popular genetics electives: PED 5019 Medical Genetics Elective for medical students and the Genetics Elective for Pediatric Residents. Dr Kulharya also offers a 4th year Medical Student Elective, PTH 5007, in Cancer Cytogenetics. We also educate Augusta University Pathology Residents, and serve as a clinical preceptorship site for the University of South Carolina Masters in Genetic Counseling program. We are involved in community education and continuing professional education activities on and off-campus.


Research activities include collaborations with investigators at the University of Georgia and in basic sciences at MCG, in NIH supported research projects.